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Key Themes

How have the demands on business leaders in the current geopolitical environment evolved?

Adapt to survive: What are the new procurement and business methods to suit agile operating models?

Data fuelling a resilient workplace: Data and technology as a key component to agile leadership in the new normal

New ways of working: As procurement roles are changing, what are the skills and competencies staff require to perform effectively?

Unleashing entrepreneurial innovation: Accelerating growth and innovation with supplier & start-up ecosystems

Internal & external collaboration: The role of trust in building sustainable and responsible business & employee relationships

Tuesday, 24 November
2pm – 6pm SGT

Day 1 ⁠— ADAPTING TO A NEW BUSINESS RHYTHM

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2:00PM - 2:10PM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME

Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders
Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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2:10PM - 2:35PM

CPO INSIGHTS

 

How have the demands on business leaders in the current geopolitical environment evolved?

Matthias Fuchs, CPO, Boral
Kaustubh R. Wadekar, Group CPO, Singtel

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES  – CREATING A NEW STRATEGY FOR A NEW AGE: HOW TO ENSURE YOU’RE KEEPING UP WITH STAKEHOLDERS WHO WANT TOMORROW TODAY
    Invitation only (Max. 10) 3 – 4pm

  • CASE STUDY – MOVING FROM STRATEGIC SOURCING TO EFFECTIVE DEMAND MANAGEMENT – How can you develop a strong strategy that works for your organisation? And, how to best manage the change?

 

  • CASE STUDY– HOW DO YOU STRIVE TO BUILD LONG-LASTING AND BALANCED RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR SUPPLIERS, IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF MUTUAL TRUST?

    Hosted by:
    Asia Pacific Procurement Congress logo

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3:30PM - 4:00PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

Hosted by:

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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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4:25PM - 4:45PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT 

 

Adapt to survive: What are the new procurement and business methods to suit agile operating models?

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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4:45PM - 5:00PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Wednesday, 25 November

2pm – 6pm SGT

Day 2 ⁠— FUTURE PROOFING TALENT & TECHNOLOGY

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2:00PM - 2:10PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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2:10PM - 2:35PM

MEMBER INSIGHTS

 

Data fuelling a resilient workplace: Data and technology as a key component to agile leadership in the new normal

Amit Mohta, Head of Procurement – Asia, Oleochemicals, Digital Transformation, Unilever

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – HOW CAN YOU REINVENT AND TRANSFORM YOUR ROLE TO ACHIEVE STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR ENTERPRISE AND THE DELIVERY OF VALUE IN ABUNDANCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE?
3-4PM, Invitation only (Max. 10)

 

CASE STUDY – TAKING CONTROL OF DIGITAL ASSETS: HOW TO FUEL GROWTH, INCREASE RELIABILITY AND BOOST EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES

Hani AlSaigh, CPO, Saudi Telecom Company

 

PANEL DISCUSSION – HOW CAN YOU TRANSITION YOURSELF TO AN AGILE ‘HIGH VELOCITY’ WAY OF WORKING TO HELP BEST PREPARE YOUR PEOPLE, PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER ON DIGITAL WHILST REMAINING COMPLIANT?

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3:30PM - 4:00PM

MICRO BREAKOUTS & CASE STUDIES

 

  • MICRO BREAKOUTS – Interactive, focused and fast-paced discussions in small sized groups on pre-selected topics

    TOPIC 1 – LEVERAGING DATA SCIENCE TO FIND COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

    TOPIC 2 – HOW TO RE-MAP PROCUREMENT CAPABILITIES FOR GREATER BUSINESS ALIGNMENT

  • CASE STUDY – HOW YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS WITH TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE REAL CHANGE AND DELIVER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?
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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Adapt, survive, thrive: With shifts in priority in the short term, how do we deliver to longer term strategic aspirations?

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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4:25PM - 4:45PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

New ways of working: As procurement roles are changing, what are the skills and competencies staff require to perform effectively?

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4:45PM - 5:00PM

DAY 2 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR

 

Thursday, 26 November

2pm – 6pm SGT

Day 3 — ACCELERATING INNOVATION TO MEET NEED

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2:00PM - 2:10PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC,  Procurement Leaders

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2:10PM - 2:35PM

CPO INSIGHTS

 

Unleashing entrepreneurial innovation: Accelerating growth and innovation with supplier & start-up ecosystems

Dan Bartel, CPO, Schneider Electric

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – HOW TO USE INNOVATION TO CAPITALISE ON EMERGING TRENDS, ENHANCE PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES, RETHINK YOUR ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES, AND DELIVER TANGIBLE VALUE TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE
    Invitation only (Max. 10)

  • START-UP DESIGN THINKING GROUPS – LEVERAGING SUPPLIER ENABLED INNOVATION: WORKING WITH SUPPLIERS & BUSINESS PARTNERS TO DRIVE HOLISTIC CHANGE AND GAIN COMPETITIVE EDGE

 

  • MEMBER STORY CASE STUDY – HOW CAN YOU BUILD A STRATEGY THAT SUCCESSFULLY ALIGNS THESE CRITICAL FACTORS WITHIN YOUR PROCUREMENT FUNCTION TO DELIVER GREATER VALUE?
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3:30PM - 4:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS & PANEL DISCUSSION

  • MICRO BREAKOUT SESSIONS –Interactive, focused and fast-paced discussions in small sized groups on pre-selected topics

    TOPIC 1 – HOW CAN YOU LOOK TO START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO IDENTIFY DISRUPTIVE IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

    TOPIC 2 – HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR KEY SUPPLIERS TO DRIVE INNOVATION AND GAIN LONG TERM BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

  • PANEL DISCUSSION – INCREASING SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP AND TRANSPARENCY – HOW CAN YOU BUILD GREATER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SUPPLIERS, BUYERS AND CUSTOMERS TO ENHANCE VALUE AND PROMOTE INNOVATION?
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4:00PM - 4:20PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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4:20PM - 4:25PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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4:25PM - 4:45PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT 

 

Internal & external collaboration: The role of trust in building sustainable and responsible business & employee relationships

Kelly Irwin, Global Head of Procurement, The China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd

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4:45PM - 5:00PM

CONGRESS CLOSING REMARKS

America’s Procurement Awards celebrate the most impressive and transformative procurement initiatives, teams, and individuals throughout North and South America. For the most competitive market in the world, this is an opportunity to stand out as a regional leader, while inspiring fellow innovators and trendsetters to take the function to new heights.

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5:00PM

HAPPY HOUR